Puzzles!

The Plan

Books

puzzles

The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Follow the Line by Laura Ljungkvist
Hello, Red Fox by Eric Carle
Press Here by Herve Tullet

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “I Spy”
I used several of the pieces and gave clues: “I spy with my little eye something with a tail” (kite, balloon, cat, fish could apply)…”I spy with my little eye something with a tail that flies” (kite, balloon could apply)…”I spy with my little eye something with a tail that flies that is round” (only balloon with our felt pieces). I gave as many clues as needed to guess and the kids were SUPER INTO beating each other.

Flannelboard: “Letter Puzzles”

Riddles
I just searched for easy riddles the morning of the storytime, but I should have checked out a riddle book!

How It Went

Site Information
At this location, I do two storytimes and each group has their own theme/storytime. Today’s group was the Pre-K and school age classrooms. I read to 38 people total.

Topic
This particular facility selects themes for me to do ahead of time to tie into their curriculum. This week’s topics was “Puzzling Puzzles”.

Wowsers! This was a difficult topic to choose books for and I grateful to the co-workers who helped suggested Hello, Red Fox. We have a big book version of the story and it made easier for the kids to see. I warned them that they wouldn’t always be able to have the puzzle work, but I’m happy to report that only one fidgety kid reported that it never worked. The largest success though was The Book With No Picture — they thought it was a puzzle indeed how a book could have no pictures, but their confusion rapidly turned to laughter.

2 comments on “Puzzles!

  1. thislibrarianslife
    November 4, 2015 at 9:01 am #

    BAH I have yet to read the book with no pictures for storytime yet. I need to. This is a cute theme Katie!

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm #

      Thanks! The daycare picked it out and I thought I was going to fail at finding materials!

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